Monday 21 September 2015

Rainy Day Sisters by Kate Hewitt Blog Tour 

When Lucy Bagshaw’s life in Boston falls apart, thanks to a scathing editorial written by her famous artist mother, she accepts her half sister Juliet’s invitation to stay with her in a charming seaside village in northern England. Lucy is expecting quaint cottages and cream teas, but instead finds that her sister is an aloof host, the weather is wet, windy, and cold, and her new boss, Alex Kincaid, is a disapproving widower who only hired her as a favour to Juliet.

Despite the invitation she offered, Juliet is startled by the way Lucy catapults into her orderly life. As Juliet faces her own struggles with both her distant mother and her desire for a child, her sister’s irrepressible optimism begins to take hold. With the help of quirky villagers, these hesitant rainy day sisters begin to forge a new understanding…and find in each other the love of family that makes all the difference.


Juliet and her “half sister” Lucy have never been what you would call close. Juliet seems very cold and unfeeling towards Lucy, but poor Lucy doesn’t understand why. This book tells you the story of the two sisters and how they build on their relationship from near total strangers to becoming friends.

Lucy leaves Boston after a relationship breakdown and to flee her interfering, embarrassing mother to start a temporary job as a primary school receptionist back in England and her half sister Juliet offers her the chance to live with her in her B&B for four months.

The story is told from both their perspectives and you can understand why both Juliet and Lucy are the way they are. Juliet just feels like she was never loved or wanted and feels very jealous of Lucy, where as Lucy also feels very let down by their mother, who was an embarrassment when she was at school.

A lovely, sometimes moving story of sisters who overcome difficulties in their relationship to find themselves and to open up barriers and let other people into their lives as well and also to find forgiveness.

I loved this book and would love to read other work by this author.

Thank you to Jenny in Neverland for letting me review this book and to be part of the blog tour.

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